Nationally, The First Tee has partnered with more than 6,000 schools in 800 school districts to offer the National School Program during regularly-scheduled physical education classes.
We are pleased to share that Wells Fargo has awarded a $5,000 grant to our chapter in support of the National School Program, a partnership with the Howard County Public School System that offers The First Tee programming during regularly-scheduled physical education classes.
Currently, there are 33 Howard County elementary schools that participate in the National School Program (NSP), a number we are aiming to expand this school year with the help of grant funding. The program creates an environment where young people experience the lifelong sport of golf while learning basic golf motor skills and the inherent values of the game. Physical educators receive professional development training and are provided age-appropriate curriculum and equipment for effective implementation into their programs. Last year, we engaged more than 19,000 students with the game of golf through NSP.
We are grateful to the support of Wells Fargo in helping to build stronger communities.